Ruzumna Also Signs Exclusive, Worldwide Administration Deal with Global Independent Publisher AMR Songs
Los Angeles, 15th September 2023 AMR Songs, a global independent publishing company founded by music industry veteran Tamara Conniff, has concluded an exclusive, worldwide administration deal with Jeremy Ruzumna, Grammy-nominated songwriter/producer and keyboardist of Fitz and the Tantrums. AMR Songs has also acquired his songwriting interests in his entire back catalog.
Ruzumna contributed to Fitz and the Tantrums’ most notable hits, including their debut single “Out of My League,” which reached No.1 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart in 2013 and has over half a billion streams on Spotify. He also contributed to “HandClap,” the band’s highest-charting single which topped Billboard and the Clio’s Top TV Commercials Chart multiple times in 2016, and “The Walker,” a popular song featured in numerous films and TV series, commercials for the Academy Awards and major brands like Sprite, Supercuts, Reebok, and Walmart, as well as featured in video games including The Sims 4 and NBA 2K18.
Ruzumna began his illustrious career as keyboardist and co-writer for Macy Gray, helping her write her first three critically acclaimed albums, including the hit single “I Try,” which received GRAMMY nods for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year. He has also co-written and/or produced songs for major artists including Bruno Mars, Da Baby, Chris Brown, BROCKHAMPTON, Cee Lo Green, and Rod Stewart, among many others. He co-wrote “TOES” by Da Baby feat. Lil Baby and Moneybagg Yo, Bruno Mars’ “The Other Side (feat. CeeLo Green and B.o.B.),” “COUNT ON ME” and “BUZZCUT (feat. Danny Brown)” by BROCKHAMPTON, “Bad Then a Beach” by Chris Brown, “Est. 1980s” and “Race Against Time” by CeeLo Green, and “Smitten” by Rod Stewart.
Ruzumna currently lives and works in LA, and continues his work in the studio and on the road with Fitz and the Tantrums – as well as other bands including Left Field Messiah and Queen Sixties.
In making the announcement Tamara Conniff, AMR Co-Founder and CEO, said: “Jeremy Ruzumna is behind some of the most recognizable songs of the last decade. Not only does his music stand the test of time, but the diverse range of his songwriting and producing remains undeniable. We are privileged to be representing his works and I could not be more excited to have him join the AMR family and be a part of our growing roster.”
“I’m so excited to join the AMR Songs roster. Tamara and her team have created the perfect home for my catalog. They are 100% focused on creative and supporting songwriters, and I know they will do a great job representing my songs around the world.”
AMR Songs has centered its business on building a creative home for artists and writers — not just acquiring rights, but proactively nurturing and marketing catalogs, signing and developing artists, songwriters, and producers through its frontline operations. AMR Songs catalog includes the works of John Sebastian and the Lovin’ Spoonful and Grammy-winning international reggae band SOJA, as well as select interests in music publishing, producer and artist royalties from hundreds of celebrated songs across multiple genres, including works recorded by Brantley Gilbert, Boston, Carly Simon, Celine Dion, Charlie Daniels, Eminem, Enrique Iglesias, James Arthur, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Jeremy Ruzumna, Juanes, Kane Brown, Leona Lewis, Lil Wayne, Linda Ronstadt, Little River Band, Luke Combs, Pitbull, Pure Prairie League, Samantha Mumba, Westlife, and Yandel, and more. AMR’s global publishing roster includes country superstar Kimberly Perry from The Band Perry, New Orleans legend Ivan Neville, award-winning producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Erik Janson, and Australian artist EJ Worland, who will also be releasing new music via AMR’s record label.
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